Chalair announced the termination of its connection between Brest-Bretagne and Paris-Orly because of a insufficient attendancewhile denouncing “certain local institutions to favor another solution» by granting their financial support to another company.
“The Chalair company has decided to suspend operation of the route between Brest and Orly from November 11, 2023“, the airline said yesterday in a press release. “Despite exemplary regularity, with more than 98% of scheduled flights completed, the insufficient level of attendance on the line since its resumption, and the stated desire of certain local institutions to favor another solution, are the main motivations for this decision.“, she added. Chalair took over this line in November 2022, previously operated by Transavia and mainly targeting business customers.
A new airline, Céleste, based in Morlaix (Finistère), positioned itself a few months ago to ensure the Brest-Paris connection, with the financial support of several local authorities, the agglomeration community of Morlaix, the region Brittany and Brest Métropole via repayable advances totaling 3.5 million euros. Brittany’s support is part of the support provided to the economic development of Breton companies, the region explained at the time.
Chalair is a company of Norman origin, based at Caen-Carpiquet airport, but it also operates in Morlaix, Quimper, Toulouse, La Rochelle and Limoges.